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Ten Commandments of cross-examination

September 13, 2018

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, Daniel I. Small BridgeTower Media Newswires In 1975, Irving Younger, then a professor at Cornell Law School, gave a talk in which he set forth the “Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination.” It caught on almost immediately ...

'Fitness' gym gets KO'd at the Court of Appeals

September 13, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek While I don’t necessarily enjoy working out, I understand the importance of maintaining one’s physique and improving overall physical health. Such factors are undoubtedly why Yvette Cormier joined the Planet Fitness gym in ...

Top podcasts for lawyers

September 13, 2018

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Podcasts have been around for decades now, but it was only recently that lawyers really began to take notice of them. The “Serial” podcast’s fame helped expand the reach of podcasts, both among the ...

Attacks on press display disregard for a free society

September 13, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief In May, at the annual convention of the Michigan Press Association, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter offered a lesson on the increased importance of a robust free press in an era of growing right wing fanaticism. It ...

When the cell door closes, a window of educational opportunity should open

September 13, 2018

Kahryn Riley Mackinac Center for Public Policy The American criminal justice system is often thought of as a continuum of institutions that begins with the enactment and enforcement of criminal laws and ends with a trial, conviction and prison sentence. But ...

Code of Ethics for 'Fixers'

September 13, 2018

By Samuel Damren Once an occupation reaches a certain maturity, it behooves its members to memorialize a Code of Ethics. Exactly when an occupation achieves this stage is debatable. One touchstone of maturity is when an occupation is defined in dictionaries.  ...